Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir: The Rising Moon of Vrindavan

Priyanshi Pareek

Under early stages of construction in Vrindavan, Mathura, India, the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is set to become the world’s tallest religious monument. Planned and executed by ISKCON Bangalore, this ambitious project, with an estimated cost of ₹700 crore (US$88 million), is poised to rank among the most expensive temples globally.

Envisioned to soar to a towering height of about 700 feet (equivalent to 70 floors) and encompassing a substantial built-up area of 540,000 sq. ft. (~50,000 sq. m.), the temple is nestled within a sprawling 62-acre expanse, including 12 acres allocated for parking facilities and a helipad.

Temple Hall

The Main Temple Hall will serve as the revered abode for the Deities of Sri Radha Vrindavan Chandra. Designed to accommodate a sizable gathering, this spacious hall includes dedicated spaces for creating garlands and conducting various preparations for puja rituals. The day will commence with Mangal Aarti, followed by Darshan Aarti, Bhog Aarti, and Sandhya Aarti, offering devotees multiple opportunities for spiritual connection throughout the day.

Adorned in exquisite garments, embellished with jewels, and adorned with fresh, fragrant flowers daily, the Deities will be a sight to behold. As night falls, Shayana Aarti will be performed, gently rocking the Deities in a palaki before they are put to rest. Devotees will engage in continuous kirtans and bhajans, resonating the halls with devotion, while the constant chanting of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra will infuse the atmosphere with spiritual energy.

During festivals, the hall will witness grand celebrations, including elaborate abhishek rituals followed by aarti, accompanied by heartfelt devotional renditions. In the auspicious month of Kartik, the Deepotsava festivities will adorn the hall with the radiance of lamps, creating a mesmerizing ambiance for devotees. Ultimately, the main temple hall will serve as a haven of devotional fervor, transcending devotees to a realm of profound bliss.

Srila Prabhupada Museum And Expo

The proposed museum in Vrindavan pays homage to His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the esteemed Founder-Acharya of ISKCON, known for introducing India’s cultural richness to the western world. This museum will exhibit items gifted to Srila Prabhupada, offering insight into his compassionate nature and profound spiritual impact. It aims to highlight Srila Prabhupada’s monumental contributions and their enduring significance in spirituality and humanity.

Vrindavan, with its spiritual significance, hosts a museum honoring Srila Prabhupada, allowing millions of pilgrims to explore his legacy. The museum meticulously showcases his belongings and includes a collection warehouse, exhibition halls, a gallery with engaging dioramas, a film center, and a gift shop offering related souvenirs. The Srila Prabhupada Expo will globally promote his teachings through lectures, seminars, and exhibitions in multiple languages. Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir’s initiative strives to honor and perpetuate Srila Prabhupada’s legacy, inviting enthusiastic participation to spread awareness about his teachings.


Cow protection, revered in Vedic heritage, is central to our ethos, considering cows as not just safeguarded beings but divine entities embodying all devatas. Our spacious Gaushala, named after Krishna’s Surabhi cows, shelters around 200 native breed cows and calves like Gir, Sahewal, and Gangatiri. Combining traditional wisdom with modern methods, our dedicated team ensures their welfare. Cows enjoy three nutritious meals daily and free grazing in designated areas. Milk is prioritized for calves, while surplus production is used for dairy products, enriching offerings to the temple Deities. Our vision includes expanding shelter and grazing areas to welcome more cows seeking a peaceful life at Surabhi Gaushala.

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